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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Chocolate & Fabric
My good friend Laura has long accused me of being a snob. I'm sure you'll agree with me that it's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to the important things in life like chocolate or fabric. Admit it, given the choice you'd rather eat a yummy artisan made chocolate over a standard grocery store variety....wouldn't you?
Now onto the really important stuff.....fabric! I love fabric, always have, always will. When purchasing ready made clothes I am as drawn to the quality of the materials as much as to style. If I can't have both, I don't want it! So, when people offer to give me things I usually take it and then decide if it is up to my usual snobbery, er, standard. My dear friend Heidi Emmett recently told me she had a bag of fabric to donate to the cause and it was like Christmas...the anticipation I mean. When I did get the bag it held up to Heidi's usual standards, exquisite. There are several pieces I am anxious to get sewing with...thank you Heidi.
About sewing.....I am sewing, at every opportunity but for now it is on 4 flower girl dresses. Once those are done I can rest easy as my main task for the May 25 wedding will be completed. I have 5 special orders on my sewing desk as well as several gifts so I am getting to them in order (Melanie, your special order is 1st). I appreciate your patience and support more than I can say~
I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. My journey into the enchanting world of classic children's clothing began when my first child, a son, was born in 1982. We welcomed a daughter and another son in the following 6 years. They were my inspiration learn English Smocking and to utilize the embroidery my grandmother had taught me when I was 6 years old. Through the years I have taught countless women Embroidery and English Smocking techniques. In addition I design and create custom garments which I sell to individual clients and in my Etsy shop. I am deeply inspired by old world techniques and materials. My main source of inspiration is the children who wear my designs.